Love triangle eyed in widower’s slay

  • Written by Edd Reyes
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POLICE eyed love triangle as the motive behind the murder of a 34-year-old widower in an ambush
perpetrated by riding-in-tandem criminals Monday night in Caloocan City.
Isagani Opiasa, butcher, of Phase 2, Package 2, Block 63, Lot 17, Bgy. 176, Bagong Silang,
died on the spot from gunshot wounds in the head and body while the unidentified gunmen immediately
fled on board a motorcycle after the killing.
Caloocan Police Community Precinct (PCP) 3 desk officer PO1 Reynante Duldulao said the
victim was driving a motorcycle on his way home after he dropped his alleged girlfriend off near
her house at 11:20 p.m. when two men on board a motorcycle blocked his path at Phase 1, Package 2,
Block 30, and shot him repeatedly in the head and body.
Elements of the Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) recovered six empty shells and one
slug for unknown caliber of firearm at the crime scene which will be submitted to PNP Crime
Laboratory for ballistic examination
Bgy. 176 Executive Officer Rolly Cebu, in an interview, said Opiasa had no known enemies
and was not involved in drugs or any illegal activities.
However, police learned that the alleged girlfriend of the victim was already married and
had four children.
North Caloocan police head of investigators Senior Insp. Dennis Odtuhan said the husband of
the victim’s girlfriend is considered a person of interest in the case.